2015 Field Trip Schedule

If not otherwise mentioned, all trips begin at 10 a.m.

Day Date Month Time Site Focus Leaders County
Sat 17 Jan 10:00am Big Trees Forest Preserve in Sandy Springs Winter walk through a deciduous forest. Ellen Honeycutt Fulton
Sat 24 Jan 10:00am FDR State Park, Pine Mountain Winter Walk on Pine Mountain Hal Massie Harris
Sat 31 Jan 11:00am Jim and Candee Drake’s house Rich Reaves & Susan Caster Presentations on Out-of-state Trips & Pot Luck Luncheon Maureen Donohue Gwinnett
Sat 7 Feb 10:00am Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve Basic lichen ID & biology/ecology of lichens of granite exposures – Limit 12 participants Malcom Hodges & Sean Beeching DeKalb
Sat 7 Feb 1:15 pm Wolf Creek Preserve Trout Lilies, Trilliums, and Orchids Beth Grant Grady
Sat 14 Feb 10:00am Gaskins Forest Education Center (advan. reg. req.) Plant ID Workshop (using Botany in a Day book) Bobby Hattaway Berrien
Sat 7 Mar 10:00am Paces Mill, CRNRA Early Spring Wildflowers – esp. trout-lilies Maureen Donohue Cobb
Sun 15 Mar 2:00pm Montezuma Bluffs Natural Area Spring wildflowers: cutleaf toothwort, trilliums Chris Inhulsen Macon
Sat 21 Mar 10:00am Cloudland Canyon – mouth Very early wildflower Rich Reaves Dade
Sun 22 Mar 10:00am Sosebee Cove PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Lesser Celandine-Eradication project Rich Reaves Union
Sat 28 Mar 10:00am The Pocket of Pigeon Mountain Spring wildflowers Mike Christison Walker
Sat 28 Mar 10:00am Tall Timbers (Coastal Plain Extravaganza) Fire Ecology – & the effects on plant & bird life Wilson Baker Leon (FL)
Sat 28 Mar early PM Tall Timbers (Coastal Plain Extravaganza) Fire Ecology – and the effects on plant & bird life (evening presentation) Jim Cox (program) Leon (FL)
Sun 29 Mar 10:00am Greenwood Plantation (Coastal Plain Extravaganza) Fire Ecology Weekend Ellen Corrie Thomas
Sun 29 Mar 10:00am Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Akers Mill to Paces Mill � Harbinger of Spring Discovery Hike Jerry Hightower Cobb
Sat 4 Apr 10:00am Power’s Island, CNRA & Cochran Shoals Unit 100’s of Nodding trilliums & other wildflowers Maureen Donohue Fulton, Cobb
Sun 5 Apr 10:00am Arabia Mountain National Natural Heritage Site Mountain Loop, Lake Loop, and Salamander Pools Jerry Hightower DeKalb
Sat 11 Apr 10:00am Cloudland Canyon – walkthrough Later spring wildflowers Rich Reaves Dade
Sun 12 Apr 10:00am Lillian E. Smith Center First botanical exploration of LES center property, low mountain slope, coves and ridges. Tim Menzel Rabun
Sat 11 Apr 10:00am Broxton Rocks Preserve Flora of Altamaha Grit Frankie Snow Coffee
Sat 18 Apr 10:00am Ebenezer Creek (canoe/kayak – adv. reg. required) Natural Communities of Georgia – Featured Place – Cypress-Tupelo River Swamp Bobby Hattaway Effingham
Sat 18 Apr 10:00am Oconee National Forest Piedmont wildflowers Debbie Cosgrove Greene
Sat 25 Apr 10:00am Stroud Creek Rich, north-facing mountain cove Ben Cash Towns
Sun 26 Apr 10:00am Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, East Palisades Indian Ridge to Cabin Creek Loop Trail – Spring Flora, Ferns & Fun Jerry Hightower Cobb
Sat 2 May 10:00am Duncan Ridge Early Blue Ridge Flowers Tom Govus Lumpkin
Sat 2 May 10:00am Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Ctr. Wild Edibles Workshop & Wild Edibles Walk Jerry Hightower Cobb
Sat 2 May 10:00am Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Canoe trip – wildflowers & interesting fauna Ed McDowell Bibb/ Twiggs
Fri – Sun 8 – 10 May SPRING WILDFLOWER PILGRIMAGE Georgia mountain wildflowers See Pilgrimage Schedule Lumpkin
Sat 16 May 10:00am Lexington Lake Rivercane propagation/restoration & conservation ecology Thomas Peters Clarke
Sat 17 May 10:00am Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area Palisades Canoe Float Spring Flora Jerry Hightower Cobb
Sat 23 May 9:30am Roadside Botanizing in Cohuttas Trilliums, whorled milkweed, fire pink, wild geranium, lily-of-the-valley, wood betony Rich Reaves & Hal Massie Fannin, Gilmer
Sun 24 May 10:00am Blackrock Mountain State Park Plants of the Tennessee Rock Trail Rich Reaves & Hal Massie Rabun
Mon 25 May 10:00am Cooper Creek Big Trees Big Trees Rich Reaves & Hal Massie Fannin
Sat 30 May 10:00am TBD Fern Workshop Teri Nye TBD
Sat 6 Jun 10:00am CDT, (11:00 EDT) May Prairie & AEDC (Arnold Engineering Development Center) Platanthera lacera, Calopogon tuberosus, Cleistes bifaria, Asclepias hirtella, Silphium mohrii, Lysimachia terrestris, Pedicularis lanceolata & many others including two insectivorous plants Dennis Horn Coffee, TN
Sat 13 Jun 10:00am Lula Falls / Cloudland Canyon SP Spiraea virginiana, Stewartia ovata, Lilium philadelphicum Richard Ware and Rich Reaves Dade, Walker
Sun 14 Jun 10:00am Chestatee River Canoe Float & Spring Flora Jerry Hightower Lumpkin
Sat 20 Jun 10:00am Whitley Gap & Dukes Creek Montane oak & high-elevation rock outcrop natural communities Leslie Edwards White
Sun 21 Jun 10.00am Sue Mager’s Banks County Early summer wildflowers Sue Mager Banks
Fri 10 Jul 5:00pm Valdosta State University Herbarium (see 11-12 Jul), Tour of Georgia’s 2nd largest herbarium Richard Carter Lowndes
Sat – Sun 11-12 July 10:00am on Sat, 7:00 am on Sun. Roadside Botanizing-Waycross/Okefenokee Area (also see 10 July – Herbarium tour on Fri afternoon) Roadside late summer Coastal Plain flora Rich Reaves Ware, Charlton
Sat 25 Jul 10.00am Lake Winfield Scott Annual Meeting & Linda’s Walk Linda Chafin & Maureen Union
Sat 1 Aug 9:00am Hard Labor Creek State Park Woodland spider lily Kathy Stege and the Nourse’s Morgan
Sat 15 Aug 10.00am Pickett’s Mill State Historic Site Three Birds Orchid (hope to see in bloom) Rich Reaves Paulding
Sat 22 Aug 10:00am Freeman Trail and Blood Mountain Two rare species in flower, Silene ovata& Scrophularia marilandica) and other late summer wildflowers Linda Chafin Union
Sat 12 Sep 10:00am Hinds Road Outcrop / Little River Canyon NP, AL Bigelowia nuttallii, Coreopsis pulchra, Helianthus longifolius, Liatris microcephala, Talinum mengesii Richard Ware & Mike Christison Etowah, DeKalb, AL
Sat 19 Sep 10:00am Buck Creek Serpentine Barren in Clay County, NC Gentianopsis crinata, Parnassia grandifolia& Rhiannon�s aster�and other jewels. Gary Kauffman, For. Svc. Bot. Clay, NC
Sat 19 Sep 10:00am Moody Forest Natural Area Sandhill Community Bobby Hattaway Appling
Sat 26 Sep 10:00am Site to be determined National Public Lands Day Maureen TBD
Sat 3 Oct 10:00am Chattahoochee Bend State Park Helianthus porteri & others including lichens Sean Beeching  & Tom Patrick Coweta
Sat 10 Oct 10:00am Ohoopee Dunes Natural Area Fall Flowers Mincy Moffett Emanuel
Wed 11 Nov 10:00am Spark’s Creek, FDR St. Pk., Pine Mtn. (Vet’s Day) Grass-of-Parnassus Site Hal Massie Harris
Sat 5 Dec 11:00am Holiday party TBD